Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H1328813   Views: 2411   Horse Owner: swebster123   Updated On: Dec 29, 2018
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Coco

Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay
Coco - Cob X - Bay

If you choose to apply for this horse and are selected as the most suitable applicant you will be required to pay the standard donation of £50 which includes the cost of a rehome, loan or share agreement, and the work undertaken by the charity. The following additional donation and commitment has been requested by the owner to be paid to the charity by the successful applicant in respect of their horse:

  • make a donation of £300 to Horses4Homes Foundation

Please take note:

  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
  • It is possible to ask owners questions via the messaging system prior to submitting an application
  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Coco is a lovely mare who has been a treasured member of the family for the past 3 years. I absloutely adore her and she enjoys attention (and treats). She is so loving and has a great personality! Coco is bright and loves to build a bond with someone.She has not been in work for about 5 months due to her arthritis and then had to have time off after her silicone injection. As I’m at uni I don’t have time to bring her back into work.

Owned since
May 2015
Sex
Mare
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
Cob X (Part Breed)
Age
10 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
826073001108619
Passport Registration Agency
Pet-ID Equine
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
I have just started university so do not have the time to bring her back into hacking work and I can't spend as much time with her as she deserves.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, all year round
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
9 1/2 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Ridden a handful of times over christmas break but needs someone to give her consistent work 4-5 times a week until she settles down then can be ridden less as she can be sharp for a few weeks when first brought back into work after 5 months off.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Understanding the limitations of her ability to work and patiently seeing what the intensity of the hacking she can return too as until she is back in hacking work we won't know. She also needs a confident but sympathetic rider. She thrives on routine so someone that can be consistent in how they look after her. She has lived in a stable at night all year round with us but I think she could live out 24/7 if someone slowly introduced her to this. Coco must be kept shod on all feet.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Has a GP saddle. Is ridden in a snaffle with a martingale for hacking when in full work. Has a pelham with curb chain which I use when she is first hacked out after being brought back into work or if I am going somewhere particularly exciting like a beach or giant field (more to give me comfort). Both her snaffle bridle and pelham bride are used with a flash. She is ok with both a short and a long whip.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking

147 centimeters
58 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Coco has mild sweet itch which is controlled by brewers yeast and daily applications of Easivet Benzyl Benzoate during the sweet itch season.She kept a full mane and tail last summer even without a rug on in the stable! She wears a fly rug and mask when turned out in summer. She has suffered with intermittent lameness due to arthritis in her hocks. Currently she is sound enough to be brought back into happy hacking work. At the moment she isn't on bute but may need to be in the future. We never insured her.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

In the past 18 months Coco has had multiple rounds of steroid injections into both her right and left hocks.She has also had one round of silicone polymer injected into both hocks. As an ex-competition pony we did have the view to bringing her back into full work but it became apparent that her arthritis was too developed to let her do any sort of intense schooling/jumping work so after her last round of steroids in October 2018 we decided we were not going to try any more medication and see what happened.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

PJ McMahon (her vet is Radek) | 01403 871331 | Kings Park Equine Clinic, Shillinglee Rd, Plaistow, Billingshurst RH14 0PQ | info@pjmcmahon.co.uk | www.pjmcmahon.co.uk/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

When in regular work she is very well behaved in traffic and happy to lead young/nervous horses or go behind. Needs a pat of reassurance when a lorry goes past but doesn't do anything nasty just tenses up. Coco waits at junctions and at railway crossings.

Please describe your horses behaviour when hacking out alone and in company

Good to hack out alone and in a small group. Will get more excitable and stronger in a bigger group (Nothing nasty- a confident rider wouldn't mind this I don't). Can lead (prefers this) and go behind but as a mare she is not keen on horses that get right up her bum . She hasn't kicked a horse behind her on a hack just puts her ears back. When in full work coco is almost 100% bombproof on a hack (I would never call any horse 100% bombproof).

Details of any individual behavioural traits which may influence the type of person best suited to take on the horse

Good with farrier, vet, box/trailer and with the dentist. She does require sedation for clipping. She does wear a field headcollar because we did have problems at the beginning of 2018 catching her in but haven't since but we have kept it on her incase.

Details of the activities that the horse must not participate in due to previous injury

She must not do any jumping,lunging or heavy work in the school due to her arthritis (ie. circles and sharp changes of direction). When she is bought back into work for the first few weeks she does get excitable so although she shouldn't really be ridden in the school regularly, I tend to ride her in the school for a week or so with a little bit of hacking on the side until she settles.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Does do an excitable buck/leap if spooked when being brought back into work as any horse would do when they've been off for 5 months.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, all year round

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?

No


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (300 miles):      
Cob X